Singapore or Hong Kong may appeal to private equity managers for fund domiciling, as other offshore jurisdictions bring in stricter economic substance rules, thus reducing their attraction.
Overseas private equity markets are gaining traction despite concerns about illiquid assets, said corporate pension executives at AsianInvestor’s Institutional Investment Forum in Tokyo.
Demographic challenges and the need for diversification abroad push pension funds to look into new sources for desired returns in a low interest rate environment.
The US pension plan has $3.5 billion allocated to early-stage fund firms and is adding to that. The head of the programme, Kirk Sims, explains how it assesses budding general partners.
The UK-based fund manager and Japanese trust bank have partnered on a joint-venture that aims to buy and improve multi-family buildings, a relatively novel approach in Japan.
Alternatives allocation is surging among asset owners, but this focus is causing several red flags. CIOs say the risk can be mitigated by investing in both public and private markets.
Asia's growing economies are set to keep encouraging more global investment into the region's commercial real estate – if supply and new investment vehicles can keep up.
Environmental, social and governance factors are growing in importance for firms selecting emerging-market private equity managers. Two limited partners discuss their approach.
A more streamlined decision-making process could help Korea’s public pension fund to benefit more from alternatives as it hunts higher and more stable returns.
The German insurer has committed $600 million to manager GLP to launch a strategic partnership in the two countries, as it targets a higher level of investment into the region.
A survey of over 300 institutional investors by Credit Suisse reveals they are seeking to access emerging markets via hedge funds, particularly China.
Fund firms are busy staffing up private debt teams in Asia with an eye on distressed and special situations opportunities. But they face challenges raising money from global investors.
For asset owners looking to expand their investment horizons into agriculture, climate change and some difficult regulations offer potential obstacles to their ambitions.
Asset owners looking to diversify assets are increasingly eyeing opportunities in agriculture, with its relatively predictable returns. Interested parties include major sovereign wealth funds.
Warehousing and supply chain assets in Asia are squarely on institutional investors' radar. But they pose their own risks, so must fulfil certain criteria to attract capital.
Asia’s booming logistics sector is attracting asset owners to invest in warehousing and storage facilities, both in established markets and emerging Asia.
Huge optimism about the potential for private debt investment in India is being tempered by concerns over the tricky procedures involved.
The Abu Dhabi sovereign fund and the German insurer have joined a wave of investors entering distressed debt and special situations in India. What’s their approach and rationale?
NZ Super says more pensions funds are looking at the asset class just as technology is providing new ways to address labour challenges, climate risks and other challenges.
Canyon Partners, Cerberus Capital, KKR and MBK Partners are part of a fast-growing wave of fund managers and asset owners looking to Asia for bad debt investment opportunities.